Grand Chess Tour Paris 2016 Rapid Day 1 Results

Wesley So beats Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian in rapid games, but lost to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

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After 5 rounds of rapid games, with a time-limit of 25 minutes for the whole game and a 10-second increment per move, Magnus Carlsen came out on top (after tiebreaks are applied). That, after he lost his very first game against Wesley So when his time expired.

Standings after day 1 and 5 rounds follow:

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Wesley So, after beating Carlsen in round 1, drew against Kramnik in game 2, lost to MVL in game 3, won again against Levon Aronian in game 4 and finally drew against Caruana in round 5.

You may replay all the games as of end of Day 1 from here: Grand Chess Tour Paris 2016 – Rapid Round

Photo courtesy of the Grand Chess Tour

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